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Small business owners visit Japan, Korea, see export opportunities

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Business Development Center

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Nine Washington small business owners selling snack bars, organic flour, eyewear, processed hay, museum exhibits, glacier water, and heaters fueled by waste oil recently returned from a nine-day, business-to-business trade visit to Korea and Japan with sales and high expectations. » More …

Nov. 4: Western comedian performs ancient Japanese act

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

sunshine-comedian-headPULLMAN, Wash. – Bleached hair, blue-eyed comedian Katsura Sunshine will give a free standup act – while sitting down – of a centuries’ old Japanese tradition at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University. The performance in English is open to the public. » More …

Life’s a bowl of cherry blossoms at WSU

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, WASH. – The annual burst of Japanese cherry blossoms is underway at Washington State University. Each year since 2002, the opening of fragrant pinkish-white flowers has heralded the arrival of spring. Who needs April in Paris when we have April in Pullman? » More …

New insights into intelligence role in start of Pacific war

MinoharaPULLMAN, Wash. – Recently uncovered documents about prewar Japanese intelligence that offer new insights into World War II will be discussed in a free public presentation at Washington State University Pullman. Tosh Minohara, professor in the Graduate School of Law at Kobe University, Japan, will present “Reconsidering the Road to Pearl Harbor: The Role of Intelligence in Decision Making,” noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Bryan Hall 324.  » More …

Mapping the way to snow mold resistance


Snow mold infects turf grass.

 

A genetic map being developed by scientists at WSU in collaboration with scientists at Japan’s National Agricultural Research Center on the northern island of Hokkaido may speed development of wheat varieties that are more resistant to snow mold.

Snow mold is a fungus-caused disease of wheat and other grasses. It’s prevalent in areas that have early snow and significant prolonged snow cover on ground that has not frozen. In Washington, that includes about 200,000 acres of winter wheat in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Lincoln and Stevens counties.

The fungus … » More …